Five Ways to Style Metro

The Metro tile has become an interior staple over the last couple of years but how to make it work for you? Whether you're looking at the classic white or a more daring jewel tone we look at different ways to accessorise the Metro tile to make it unique to you.


The New Herringbone

Herringbone laying patterns are becoming more popular and it's a great way to make a staple tile look more expensive. Take the classic white Metro and use either a traditional or block herringbone to make a graphic statement. Keep the look modern by using a contrasting grout in a dark grey or black and pair with cool marble and soft pinks for a truly feminine vibe.

Bold Colour

Inject some colour into your home with our range of jewel toned Metro tiles; available in this on-trend Deep Blue, maximise your room's dimensions and tile it vertically for a contemporary twist. Create a bigger statement by using a contrasting grout and pair the look with touches of gold and dark cherry wood to creat a retro vibe. Soften those harsh lines with unstructured foliage likes ferns and eucalyptus leaves.

Victorian Grandeur

Exaggerate period features by using an accent colour and then dot that colour around the room; keep the rest of look neutral so it doesn't clash but you can still have fun with pattern.  Be inspired by the Victorians with a large-scale Checker tile and a coordinating grout colour, or take it one step further and choose a capping piece to create a picture rail style border. Stop the look from becoming too twee with modern accessories like a round mirror or a block-shaped armchair (if you have the space!)

Dancing on the Ceiling

Experiment with Metro tiles on your ceiling, ideal for those that are converting an attic space into a compact ensuite, it will brighten the space and make it feel bigger. Play with proportions and wallpaper the opposite wall, opt for something colourful and fun or completely retro and let that be your inspiration for the rest of the room.

The Industrial Era

Hygge meets heavy metal in this industrial inspired bathroom. The white Metro tiles keep the look clean whilst the black walls and dark wood flooring create drama. Add further rustic touches with linen towels, wire shelving and wall art. Lighting is key in this interior scheme, plenty of natural day light is required and then a good open downlight will stop the room looking dingy and uninviting at night.

Head over to our Style and Inspiration page to see what other laying patterns you could use as well as our Tile Visualiser where you can experiment with tile and grout colour before you purchase. 

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